Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

July 21, 2017
Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

Bristol’s forward-looking employers now have more time to enter a top awards scheme that champions the happiest workplaces fin the West following a decision by organisers to extend the deadline for entries. Staged by Lawrence Hill-based and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the Happiest Workplace competition recognises firms that...

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Govt support for South West exporters help them lift overseas sales

July 21, 2017
Govt support for South West exporters help them lift overseas sales

Exporting firms based in the South West received support worth £3.2m from the government’s export credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) over the past year – helping them achieve overseas sales of more than £41m. The figures emerge from UKEF’s latest annual report. The agency works alongside the Department...

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To the manor re-born. Bristol firm designs new interior for Georgian house-turned-business centre

July 21, 2017
To the manor re-born. Bristol firm designs new interior for Georgian house-turned-business centre

Bristol-based workplace designer firm Wylde IA has given a Wiltshire manor house-turned-business centre a new look as it expands its offering to embrace more flexible ways of working. Georgian Hartham Park, set in 50 acres of parkland near Corsham, called in Wylde IA to refurbish its restaurant, replacing it...

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Former ARM Holdings vice-president joins Mitie as non-exec director

July 20, 2017
Former ARM Holdings vice-president joins Mitie as non-exec director

Mitie, the Bristol-based outsourcing group, is to appoint Jennifer Duvalier as a non-executive director. She will join the board next Wednesday after the group’s AGM.  Jennifer is a non-executive director of GMG, the body that governs strategy and commercial operations of the Guardian Media Group, publisher of The Guardian newspaper...

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Bristol opening paves way for new phase of growth at recruitment firm

July 20, 2017
Bristol opening paves way for new phase of growth at recruitment firm

Expanding independent recruitment company 24-7 Staffing is looking to add two further branches to its office network by 2020 after the successful launch of Bristol base earlier this year. The firm, which increased revenue by 25% last year and is on target for similar growth this year, opened on...

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Self-service baggage check-in trialled at Bristol Airport as holiday season takes off

July 20, 2017
Self-service baggage check-in trialled at Bristol Airport as holiday season takes off

Bristol Airport is trialling self-service bag drop technology aimed at cutting passenger queues as it prepares for its busiest weekend of the year. The bag drop pilot is being piloted for passengers flying with easyJet – the airport’s largest operator serving 64 destinations. The scheme – already being used...

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New marketing director appointed by Bishop Fleming

July 19, 2017
New marketing director appointed by Bishop Fleming

Paul Seymour has joined regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming as its new marketing director, based in its Bristol office. Paul arrives from the Bristol office of national law firm Bond Dickinson, where he worked for six-and-a-half years as senior communications manager and, more recently, marketing and communications manager. At...

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National growth at the double on the menu at Friska as it lands £3m investment

July 18, 2017
National growth at the double on the menu at Friska as it lands £3m investment

Bristol-based ‘feel-good food’ café group Friska is aiming to double its number of outlets and expand in cities across the UK after receiving a £3m investment. The firm, which was founded in 2009 by former university friends Griff Holland and Ed Brown, pictured, now operates from nine locations across...

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Associate director joins Colliers to lead Bristol-based investment property management team

July 17, 2017
Associate director joins Colliers to lead Bristol-based investment property management team

Property agency Colliers International has appointed Richard Nicholas to lead the investment property management team in its Bristol office. Richard, pictured, is an experienced property management specialist with more than 25 years’ experience. He joins Colliers as an associate director from the Cardiff office of rival JLL, where he...

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